Florida Salary Question

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  1. MzB

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    This is a question for anyone in Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, or Hillsborough counties.

    :eek: This is a slightly personal question, so if you'd rather reply in a private message, that would be fine. I'd like to know what your check looks like. The salary on paper doesn't tell me much. How much do you take home? I'm considering relocating, and I need this information, because I'll be taking a $12,000 paycut (on paper), but I know that things are way cheaper there (went to school at FAU for a year and lived in West Palm). Even though, on paper, my present salary is NICE, it doesn't come out that way on my check. If you could tell me how much insurance is and all of that as well, that would be appreciated.

    I'll be coming in with 2 years experience, certified, and I'll have my master's in December.

    Any insight would be GREATLY appreciated. :D :thanks:

    Tiana
     
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  3. Upsadaisy

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    I'm in WPB (also went to FAU) but work in a private school, so I don't know about take-home pay from public. My sister works in public, has for 20 years or so, and makes over 50K.

    Do you have a state income tax in Maryland? There isn't one in Florida.
     
  4. MzB

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    Yes we have a state tax. So your only deductions are federal taxes, social security and medicare? That sounds great, it'd save me about a hundred bucks a check.:wow:
     
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    Yes, I thought it would make a difference.

    Keep in mind, that, in general, north of Orlando is more conservative than south Florida, and there are more families as opposed to retirees (though there are plenty of them).
     
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    I live in Manatee County...south of Hillborough...

    I took quite a large paycut moving from NY to FL...my take home pay is roughly 1465 every 2 weeks..thats with 9 years experience and a Masters...

    The big difference between the pay here and the pay up north is later in your career...my pay will top out here around 50,000 after 25 years or so, while in NY it would be closer to 100,000

    However, the cost of living is cheaper down here AND I will be headed to the beach right after work today as I do many days all through the year. :cool:
     
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    i love this part! hahahahhaha
     
  8. awaxler

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    me too! :D
     

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